Beyonce On Gender Equality, Power, And Who Decides What’s Sexy


Thought Catalog

“You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat? I truly believe that women should be financially independent from men. And let’s face it: money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”  -Beyonce

I don’t remember where I ran across this initially, but I remember being struck by it enough that I wanted to pull it up again and think about it more. Bey understands. Money is power. Power defines society. She has brought attention to a greater consequence of inequality. We are told how to ideally live and work and be, and these ideas are perpetuated through media, advertising, business, politics, etc.: the forces…

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